Utilizing BetQL's NBA Sharp Data

Following the money is easier than ever on our platform

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BetQL's NBA Betting Tools

As time has progressed, the NBA has developed into the most progressive league in American sports. Unlike other leagues, Adam Silver and most team owners encourage players to create their own brands on social media, where they can promote their initiatives and speak freely. That has not only given fans unprecedented access to their favorite players, but also has guaranteed year-round storylines and drama. The growth of DFS and the state-by-state legalization of sports betting creates a very positive forecast for the league’s future as well. That’s where we come in.

BetQL is every NBA bettor’s go-to destination for updated odds, a proven best bets algorithm, public betting data, and sharp betting data. Our live odds keep bettors informed about current lines, while our line movement dashboard compares those current odds with where they opened, which can provide an edge all by itself.

BetQL’s NBA Model hit 60.49% of its five-star spread bets during the 2019-2020 NBA season. Our star values indicate which wagers our model computes as the most valuable. They’re graded on a 1-5 scale with a five-star bet indicating the most value. The more valuable the bet, the more stars it’ll have. Simple as that. 

Public betting data can also be very useful. Our dashboard displays the public ticket % provided by the books directly. Typically, going against the public for spread bets where the public is over 70% is a winning strategy over the long haul. BetQL provides public betting data for spread, moneyline, over/under and all first-half bets. But, this article is all about sharp betting. Keep reading to find out why access to our sharp betting data is an extremely powerful tool to have in your arsenal.

Sharp Betting On BetQL

One of the most important tools we offer is access to live sharp betting data. If you believe in following the money, you will find this particularly useful. Sharp bettors can be considered pros or experts due to the fact that they typically wager the most money and are responsible for moving lines. Sharps typically get heavy action on their targeted bets soon after lines are released. Therefore, having access to their preferred wagers is extremely powerful. Our sharp picks dashboard is extremely easy to use and understand.

The “Ticket %” refers to the percentage of public bets that are on a given wager. The “Money %” refers to the percentage of total money that is on a given wager. Finally, and most importantly, our “Pro Edge” is defined by the difference between the Money % and Ticket %. The higher the Pro Edge, the more pro bettors are favoring the bet.

Let’s take a look at a couple real-world examples. 

Sharp Bet Against The Spread

Back on March 4th, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Indiana Pacers. Boasting the best record in the NBA and a league-best average point differential (by a huge margin), the Bucks closed as 11-point favorites. Betting on double-digit spreads is somewhat risky in today’s NBA due to the perimeter-centric offensive capabilities that certain teams have, but Milwaukee attracted 56% of public bets and a whopping 91% of the total money wagered, indicating a 35% sharp bet. The result: a 119-100 Bucks victory. Accessing only public data would have indicated a slight public lean, whereas accessing sharp data would have painted a completely different picture.

Sharp Over/Under Bet

Back on March 6th, the Brooklyn Nets hosted the San Antonio Spurs and the game had a 225.5-point total. Although the OVER attracted 67% of public bets, a wild 98% of the total money wagered supported the OVER. The result: a 139-120 Nets win and an easy win for sharp bettors and everyone who followed the money. 

Click the button below to unlock all of our best bets and be sure to head over to our sharp picks dashboard to compare our model’s top values with the favorite bets of the pros! Following the money doesn’t work every single time, but if you want to consistently make well-informed bets and re-define your process to include checking sharp data, your bankroll will most likely grow over time. This is just one of the many premium tools that can have a profound impact on your betting success here at BetQL.